Hot News of the Week: March 16th to 20th
This week saw tons more news regarding the Intel/AMD lawsuit. It all involves a lot of finger pointing that is really difficult to summarize in the 100-150 words I try to squeeze each hot story into. Quick run down:
Intel to AMD: Your x86 license expires in 60 days! Intel this week announced that it would terminate AMD's license to produce x86 processors because of Globalfoundries. Intel's beef is that because Globalfoundaries (AMD's spinoff manufacturing division) is not a subsidiary of AMD, it does not conform to the license agreement the two signed in 2001. In other words, "Hey, we didn't say you could bring your friends!" We spoke to AMD about the ruckus and Michael Silverman had a lot to say on the situation but mainly, "Intel’s action is an attempt to distract the world from the global antitrust scrutiny it faces," and claiming AMD is in full compliance with the agreement. Not one to turn down the chance to force me squeeze even more into 150 words, Intel gave us an exclusive as to why it thinks AMD is in the wrong.